Audition to be the next co-host of The Power Up Morning Show!

The search is on! Praise 107.9 is looking for the next co-host of The Power Up Morning Show to join Brittany and Pastor Terry on the radio.  To audition, create a 2 minute or less video of yourself doing a Praise 107.9 segment.  It can be traffic, weather, End That, Trend, whatever.  Then email it to Please do NOT post your audition on any of our social media pages.

If you audition we ask that you love Gospel music, are punctual, have a fun outgoing personality, have great communications skills, have reliable transportation and can be available weekdays from 5:30am to 11:00am.  Pastor Terry and Brittany will pick the best auditions who will be invited to join them on the air one morning with the hope that one will make such an impression they’ll be asked to join the Power Up Morning Show permanently.  By submitting a video, you agree to allow us to post your audition online.  Thanks and let’s see what you got!


Prime Osborn Convention Center opening to help Jacksonville citizen’s post-Irma

Through Sunday, The Prime Osborn Convention Center (1000 Water St.- 32204) is opening its doors to help people seeking to “cool off” a bit with air-conditioning and access to electricity and the Internet. Persons will need to bring their own equipment (electronics, and charging cords).

In addition, JEA will have representatives on-site to answer citizens’ questions about power restoration. The Prime Osborn is open Thursday-Sunday (Sept. 14-17) fronm 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Full story here 

King James…he’s a lifesaver!

News is breaking that NBA star Lebron James saved a man from drowning at the beach.  Not seeking any glory, at the time he didn’t tell anyone.  Recently Gabrielle Union, who is married to fellow basketballer and best friend Dewayne Wade, told the media their families were vacationing together in The Bahamas a few years ago.  James noticed a man struggling in the ocean, jumped in the water and saved the man’s life.  A new nickname for King James is already being floated (free pun).  Aqua-Man!

Disney’s Night of Joy! Friday schedule normal…Saturday night cancelled


UPDATE: Night of Joy 9/9

In anticipation of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Irma, please note the following event cancellations at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Night of Joy Friday night is on schedule and tickets are available.  

Night of Joy has been canceled on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

The Night of Joy performances on Friday night will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as planned, while Saturday night’s performances have been canceled due to Hurricane Irma.

  • Guests with tickets for Saturday are welcome to attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their ticket at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office starting at 4 p.m. Friday.
  • Requests for a full refund for either event night will be honored by using the contact information listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a Night of Joy ticket and would like a refund. What should I do?

For a ticket refund please call (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m., or email us at and have your ticket(s) for Saturday evening’s event available so we may process your request. Please use these options rather than coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for a refund.


I have tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s night’s Night of Joy events. What should I do?

You are welcome to attend Friday’s performance and get a refund for Saturday; or, you may get a full refund if not planning to attend at all.


I purchased tickets to Night of Joy as part of a group. What should I do?

Groups will be contacted directly by Walt Disney World for assistance.


Will Friday’s performances be impacted?

Friday night’s performances will go on as planned. The line-up is as follows:


·         6 p.m. – Danny Gokey

·         6:50 p.m. – Natalie Grant

·         8:15 p.m. – Zach Williams

·         9:30 p.m. – tobyMac

·         11:45 p.m. – MercyMe


·         6:30 p.m. – Rend Collective

·         8:30 p.m. – Matt Maher

·         10:45 p.m. – Colton Dixon

Meet General Vincent K. Brooks

Pray for General Vincent K. Brooks and the US military personnel under his command. Four Star General Brooks is America’s commander of United States Forces Korea. If escalations with North Korea continue to escalate, it will be his job to protect the innocent people of the region including innocent North North Koreans forced to live under Kim Jong-Un’s brutal dictatorship. General Brooks is a devoted family man and deeply committed Christian who in the past has even raised eyebrows at the Pentagon for being open about devotion the the Lord.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy to be passed down to the Hip Hop generation

The organization once led by civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wants to reach a new generation with Hip Hop music. The Atlanta based Southern Christian Leadership Conference has officially announced they are launching a Hip Hop record label with artists who are committed to producing music with messages that will uplift, inspire and encourage young people to become engaged in social justice causes.  The record label, The Justice HipHop Music Project, is scheduled to launch next summer.

Dr. King,  took the helm of the SCLC while only in his 20s.  He later became the youngest person ever to win a Global Peace Prize in 1964 at the age of 35. Officials say the new label is a strategy for the SCLC to expand its youth and young adults’ division, banking on HipHop music and entertainment to attract more Gen Xers and Millennials to the movement.


Sinbad visits Jacksonville and almost didn’t leave.

Renowned actor and comedian, Sinbad was in Jacksonville for a standup comedy show but he almost didn’t make it out.  Saturday the plane he was on to take him to his next show had to make an emergency return landing at Jacksonville International Airport.  A dozen or so turkey vultures got sucked into the plane’s engine.

Looking for a job? is hiring thousands of people in Jacksonville

If you’re looking for a new job or know someone who is, Amazon is opening up a new order fulfillment center and needs thousands of associates here in Jacksonville.  They’ve held a series of local job fairs and the response has been so great, they had to cancel 3 of the next 4 job fairs they were planning.  The final job fair is Friday at the Legend Center on Soutel Drive starting at 10am. offers good pay, health coverage from day 1, casual dress, online shopping discounts and even stock in the company.

Even if you don’t think working for Amazon is the best fit for you but you are looking for a job, its still great news.  With thousands of people being hired by Amazon, there will soon be thousands of job vacancies all over Jacksonville in numerous fields created by people leaving their present jobs to work for Amazon.

Warning to parents on temporary tattoos.

Henna tattoos are popular with kids because they fade away after a few days.  You need to be careful though.  Some people have experienced scarring from temporary tattoos, making them permanent. We did some digging and it seems a big factor is the color of the ink.  If its done with black ink that contains a substance called paraphenylenediamine, it can leave a scar in the shape of the tattoo.   If you ever get a Henna tattoo, make sure it’s done with plant based natural brown henna.

Learn more about it here.